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Raahgiri's future uncertain: Gurgaon citizen clueless
Between Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon(MCG) and the actual organizers, Raahgiri's future seems dreary. Though it looks like Raahgiri will still be continued, but no one knows whether it will be the same or will it lose its essence.

Mangat Ram Bagri, MCG Councilor told Merinews.com “The bill has not been passed by the house so how can MCG take over Raahgiri? Even we don't know the complete issue. Where are the Raahgiri organisers getting the money from, how do they prepare their budget, we know nothing. So, for the time being it's better that Raahgiri is run under MCG. Raahgiri is not the only issue we have to deal with. There are many other things as well.”

Although, residents say that while the legal permissions were necessary and are required for any public event, such drastic steps by the administration can’t be justified. Residents also allege that MCG would not be able to organise the event on the same scale like the previous organisers even if they have taken over the event.

MCG Councilor R S Rathi said “I can say nothing on this. MCG has not yet taken over Raahgiri. It is just organising it till the time the organisers get all the documents. It is because of the jealousy that MCG is being blamed. Raahgiri also causes inconvenience to the people as it blocks service roads and there is no way through. Can say nothing about Raahgiri's future.”

Raahgiri, a first of its kind in India which began on March 9, has seen much success, but now it is expected to lose all its riches to the tussle between MCG and the organizers. The reason is still not known and it is blurry as some say that the MCG has taken over Raahgiri, whereas the others say that it is not possible for the MCG to take such significant step instantly.

Raahgiri, which promotes active commuting and an eco-friendly mode of transport, came under the scanner of the administration after the MCG sent notices to the organizers, seeking copies of the approved permissions and account details. The organizers, for the time being, have decided to skip the event until all necessary permissions required for hosting it are procured, as was mentioned in Raahgiri website.

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